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HPV: Awareness, Prevention and Treatment

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. The American Social Health Association estimates that about 75–80% of sexually active Americans will be infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime. Over 170 types of HPV have been identified and many people have subclinical varieties (never show symptoms). Unfortunately, certain types of HPV are potentially cancer causing. Because this virus is so common and often asymptomatic, HPV has lead to...

Pregnancy Pain Relief

In the third trimester, many women experience discomfort due to the body’s changes. The belly becomes large and puts pressure on the pelvic floor. The hormones are preparing the body for childbirth by relaxing the ligaments, fascia, and muscles. Unfortunately, that same natural process weakens core muscles and changes the dynamics of the body. The lower back compensates with higher tension as the center of gravity shifts forward. Additionally, carrying extra weight around means more work for muscles and stress on joints.

TCM Perspective: Nutrition During Pregnancy

TCM believes that every person is endowed from birth with an essence that lasts throughout the person’s life and provides the body with energy. This essence flows from the mother during pregnancy. Healthy lifestyle and good nutrition increases the amount and quality of this essential essence. To build up this life giving essence and guarantee the best health for the newborn, the soon-to-be mom is advised to eat a balanced diet...

Women’s Health Series: Infertility Solutions with TCM

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child after two years of regular sexual intercourse without contraception. Western medical treatment focuses on the mechanical functioning of the reproductive organs and hormones. TCM understands that body and soul need to be balanced and harmonious for successful conception and a favorable environment for the embryo to grow. This is accomplished by establishing a healthy, regular menstrual cycle, an undisturbed flow...